Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA

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2022 Population
111,893
8.91% 1-year decline
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
35.6
18.7% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
6.58%
15.1% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$103,075
10.1% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$581,700
25.3% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA had a population of 112k people with a median age of 35.6 and a median household income of $103,075. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA declined from 122,839 to 111,893, a −8.91% decrease and its median household income grew from $93,650 to $103,075, a 10.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (72.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (7.11%), White (Hispanic) (4.81%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.2%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.95%).

10.2% of the households in Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.6% of the residents in Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA was $581,700, and the homeownership rate was 68.8%.

Most people in Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA is home to a population of 112k people, from which 97.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.5% of Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA residents were born outside of the country (7.28k people).

In 2022, there were 10.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (81.3k people) in Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.95k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 5.39k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA are Spanish (4,805 households), Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) (822 households), and Korean (746 households).

Citizenship

97.6%
2022 Citizenship
97.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.6% of Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    81.3k ± 2.8k
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    7.95k ± 1.05k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    5.39k ± 1.01k
10.5%
Hispanic Population
11.7k people

In 2022, there were 10.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (81.3k people) in Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.95k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 5.39k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.5% of the people in Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA are hispanic (11.7k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.5%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
7.28k people
7.3%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
8.97k people

As of 2022, 6.5% of Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA residents (7.28k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA was 7.3%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    4,805 households (4.63%)
  2. Tagalog (Incl. Filipino)
    822 households (0.793%)
  3. Korean
    746 households (0.719%)

10.2% of the households in Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA was Spanish. 4.63% of the households in Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    5,227 ± 592
  2. Vietnam
    3,248 ± 492
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,817 ± 354

Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.61 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA employs 51.5k people. The largest industries in Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA are U. S. Army (6,033 people), Construction (3,046 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,865 people), and the highest paying industries are Offices of other health practitioners ($245,494), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($213,665), and Professional & commercial equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers ($192,362).

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
24,667
Women
47.8%
26,978
Men
52.2%

The workforce of Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA in 2020 was 51,645 people, with 47.8% woman, and 52.2% men.

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Occupations

51.5k
2022 Value
−2.5%
1 Year decline
± −2.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA declined at a rate of −2.5%, from 52.8k employees to 51.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA, are Military enlisted tactical operations & air/weapons specialists & crew members (1,532 people), Military, rank not specified (1,485 people), and Registered nurses (1,388 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

51.5k
2022 Value
−2.5%
1 Year decline
± −2.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA declined at a rate of −2.5%, from 52.8k employees to 51.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA, are U. S. Army (6,033 people), Construction (3,046 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,865 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA, though some of these residents may live in Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$79,150
Median earning men ± $2,678
$46,274
Median earning women ± $3,465

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($223,438), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($134,205), and Wholesale Trade ($110,962).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($79,583), Manufacturing ($76,544), and Public Administration ($72,339).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
3.62%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.58M people employed in Washington. This represents a 3.62% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.3%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Washington.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Washington went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 58% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (38.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.97%).

Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are the senators currently representing the state of Washington. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Washington is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Washington

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Patty Murray
Senator from Washington3
Assumed office on January 3, 1993
Maria Cantwell
Senator from Washington1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001

Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are the senators currently representing Washington.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Washington over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Washington

Washington is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Washington have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.482% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.234% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA in 2022 were Some college (22.5k), Bachelors Degree (19k), and High School or Equivalent (18.8k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA was $581,700 in 2022, which is 2.06 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $464,100 to $581,700, a 25.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA is 68.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA have an average commute time of 25.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA is $103,075. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA was King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA with a value of $181,744, followed by King County (Northeast)--Snoqualmie City, Cottage Lake, Union Hill & Novelty Hill PUMA, WA and King County (Northwest Central)--Greater Bellevue City PUMA, WA, with respective values of $164,720 and $151,065.

Property

$581,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$16,206
$27,335
Median Property Taxes
±$1,147

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

68.8%
Homeownership
2022
66.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 68.8% of the housing units in Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 69.9%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA was King County (Central)--Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA with a value of $181,744, followed by King County (Northeast)--Snoqualmie City, Cottage Lake, Union Hill & Novelty Hill PUMA, WA and King County (Northwest Central)--Greater Bellevue City PUMA, WA, with respective values of $164,720 and $151,065.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$103,075
Median Household Income
± $3,207
39.8k
Number of Households
± 1,569

In 2022, the median household income of the 39.8k households in Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA grew to $103,075 from the previous year's value of $93,650.

The following chart displays the households in Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

0.477
2022 Wage GINI in Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA
0.475
2021 Wage GINI in Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA

In 2022, the income inequality in Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA was 0.477 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.308% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (69.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (12%)
  3. Carpooled (9.72%)

In 2022, 69.9% of workers in Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12%) and those who carpooled to work (9.72%).

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Commute Time

25.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA have a shorter commute time (25.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.71% of the workforce in Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

6.58% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA (6.78k out of 103k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

97.3% of the population of Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA has health coverage, with 44.4% on employee plans, 6.5% on Medicaid, 12.8% on Medicare, 19% on non-group plans, and 14.6% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Washington see 1176 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.676% decrease from the previous year (1184 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1196 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 229 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,176 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Washington

Primary care physicians in Washington see an average of 1,176 patients per year. This represents a 0.676% decrease from the previous year (1,184 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Washington in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.1% under 18 years, 17.3% between 18 and 34 years, 36.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

2.69%
Uninsured
44.4%
Employer Coverage
6.5%
Medicaid
12.8%
Medicare
19%
Non-Group
14.6%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pierce County (Northwest)--Peninsula Region & JBLM PUMA, WA declined by 30.6% from 3.87% to 2.69%.

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